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♪ i thought people left the ferry without guide nens without wearing a life jacket. even if they were, they had drift away. >> the captain speaks defending his position. this as divers discover even more bodies in the wreckage. plus rescue crews in nepal face dang as they are church for tour guides. >> an act of defiance, proceed
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russian activists ignore a deal dealing a blow to u.s. efforts for peace. ♪priests who pred the word of god through rock and roll. good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america. i am morgan radford live in new york city. the captain of the capsized ferry is behind bars this morning. and south korea ian police arrested lee jun sook and two crew members. he is charged with negligence and violating seaman's law this as divers say they found three bodies in the third deck of the ferry but they weren't able to remove them. rescuers are using heavy cranes to find hundreds trapped inside.
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harry fawsett has been following the story >> reporter: more desperate efforts asdive teams continued to battle strong currents and poor visibility in and around the sunken ferry. authorities said bodies had been seen on board. >> reporter: a diver discovered bodies on the fourth floor. the diver came out of the water due to a time limit and floating objects. relatives were shown footage of the overnight dives, and there was a dramatic shift in the boat's position, officials admitting it had tilted over on its side and access is more difficult. >> from the families here at the port, it's a familiar feel that officials aren't telling them everything that they know. some feel the undersea movement means any air pockets have gone, and with them, any hope of survivors. others are clinging on to hope.
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>> continuing anger at the captain and crew who and in court on charges of negligence and breaking maritime law. the captain offered apologies to the parents and the nation but also insisted he had delayed the order for passengers to abandoned ship because rescue boats hadn't yet reached the scene. >> the current was very strong. the temperature of the water was cold. and i thought if people left the ferry without guidance, if they were not wearing a life jacket and even if they were, they would drift to face many or problems. >> the other end of the country, the body of the missing student's vice principle who committed suicide was brought home for burial. this town is bracing itself for hundreds more funerals in the coming days and weeks. >> that was al jazeera harry fawcett reporting. officials are trying to figure out why the captain abandoned
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passengers. kim peterson tells al jazeera he made a long list of errors during those critical moments. >> in retrospect, you can make the argument that he should have been on the ship doing everything possible to evacuate the passengers. the problem appears to be that he did not recognize the severity of the issue with the ship in its going unstable early on. it appears to say the vessel was in trouble. by the time he had contacted them and asked for coast guard assistance, the vessel was already listing to about five degrees which made it at that point virtually impossible for the crew members to go and activate the life rafts that were set along the sides of the ship. >> passengers were told to stay on the ship but he can't figure out why the captain gave those
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orders. the search continues for missing flight 370 where officials say the next two days are critical. the country's transport minister said today that the underwater drone search should be over within the next week. a u.s. submarine is scouring a small part of the indian ocean for any wreckage. it was narrowed down to a six-mail radius. australian officials are confident those sounds did come from the plane's black box. >> the narrowing of the search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical juncture so so i appeal to everyone around the world to pray hard that we find something to find something over the next couple much days. >> they may need to approach change their aapproach. rescue crews are digging through piles of snow and ice today
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hoping to find the bodies of four missing guides who were buried in friday after large on mount everest. seven bodies have been returned to family members. the after large took place in one of the most dangerous areas on that mountain and severe weather conditions are threatening that rescue operation. here is the latest. >> the climbing season was getting underway, they were carrying tents, food and rope. they set about preparing the route for other climbers. at about 6:45, they heard a loud rumble. they were hit by a wall of snow. this is del watashi. he has several broken ribs but he is lucky to be alive. his sister-in-law describes what happened. >> they said they had woken up early and head today higher camps to fix ropes but were
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delayed because of the bad trail. when they reached, the after large fell on the group and buried many of them. valance fell on the group and buried many of them. >> it struck in what is called the popcorn field, large boulders of ice that lie on the. climbing the world's highest peak has become popular with adventure series since norgei and hillary reached the peak. climbers have been on the trek. there have been permits issued to 734 people to climb mount ever est this summer. the authorities say they are addressing concerns of overcrowding by doubling the number of it climbing ropes on some of the treacherous parts of the route to make it easier and safer for climbers. someone has to put those ropes
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there. the guides know they rescisk th lives every time they venture toward the roof of the world. de demonstrators are rejecting a pizza agreement signed by moscow and kiev protesters gathered in ten crainian cities. they are supporting rebels who refuse to vacate government buildings. >> the pro-russian protesters who seized the building are holding ground. why. >> i am nervous about the future. >> igor has been here a week now and has no intention to leave any time soon. >> if they disband the national guard and get the right sector and the acting president out of the government, i will leave this place. the right sector is a big problem. they are in power.
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they are making laws and they say they want our heads. there is no shortage of food and medical supplies here donated by sympathizers. they are fully supported by their mothers and wives who turned the police station into a little community of its own. pro-russian supporters have counted on the backing of moscow. they worked hard to keep the momentum in their region where not everyone agrees with them. we are countering on forces and strength. let's see. we are not going yet. just let them try to come and disarm us. >> so far, none of the demands of the pro-russian protesters have been officially met. in kiev, the acting prime minister tried to appease them by saying one of the demands will be met
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>> reporter: a bid on amnesty if people capped toured buildings lay weapons down, we think they should be given amnesty. the protesters want other pledges made by the government turned into legislation, too. only thing then, they feel their rights will be protected in the new ukraine. al jazeera. for more on ukraine, we are joined by am mcmorries knight, a historian on russia and a former soviet union. >> good morning. >> first off, as we just heard, these pro-russian sep rattists are refusing to surrender. is there a way a deal can be reinforcedaratists are refusing to surrender. is there a way a deal can be reinforc reinforced. unless the kiev government decides to use force to remove the protesters but the hand of the kiev government are a little bit tied because if there is a
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lot of violence, that might give the russians, the russian government, an excuse to bring troops in. >> speaking of that, what does russia get out of this deal? >> well, what russia gets out of it is that there is continued chaos and discontent in eastern ukraine, and basically, it's causing political instability throughout ukraine. as far as russia is earned, these elections are am coming up, the presidential e lekz. they do not want to see a government elected that has ties with the west and that is able to bring about some sort of political and economic security to ukraine. >> speaking of these elections and this political perception, putin's approval rating has been up among russians. now that the economy is faltering, is it reliable his approval rating will falter? >> if things deteriorate, yes.
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russians traditionally are always behind the leader who defends russia's national interests. right now, putin's approval rating, i think, is close close to 80%, very high. but this is kind of an art official rating in the sense that things can go up and down. and sure, if the economy starts to deteriorate and if the west brings in these sanctions, really severe sanctions against russia economically, that support could reroad. >> given be volatility, do you think nato should beef up forces? >> i do and i think i have seen thor possibly planning to do so. i think the europeans are much more cautious than washington might be about this because of air strong energy and trade relations with russia. but i think it would be add
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individuals al-to show military might on behalf of nato to send a message to the kremlin. >> you mentioned limitations. what are some of the limitations. >> the limitation on the west is that if they -- they act to strongly in he remembers of, say, bringing in troops to the baltic countries, if they were to do that or even adding additional military support to ukraine, they could give the kremlin pause to say, see. this is what we were talking about. the best is behind all of these people in kiev just like we said all along. so, i think that washington and europe has to not rachet up the ante too. >> we heard snowden's question earlier this week and putin said from one side to another, you know, but putin continues ton deny there were any special operatives causing this unrest in the east. do you believe that? >> of course not.
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we have documented evidence that russian military was in ukraine sdprfrn you say we have documents? >>. >> there have been reports directly from observers in ukrai ukraine, in eastern ukraine on the spot. the russians have been momenting discontents. they have ties with the security services? ukraine. they infiltrated those security services. they have a presence there that cannot be denied no matter what mr. putin said. >> amy knight, author and historian on russia and the former soviet union thank you for joining us. pom >> the president signed a law on friday that would prohibit anyone who engaged in espinag
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from gaining a visa. the white house says he was involved in the 1979 takeover of the u.s. embassy in tehran. levy insists he was a translator at the time. >> is the state department has delayed a decision on the controversial keystone pipeline. saying they need to get better understanding of what the legal challenges are. it is designed to transport thousands of barrels of crude oil from candidate straight to the u.s. activists say a decision isn't expected until november. a powerful earthquake rattles mexico, a 7.2 mactude quake struck alcapulco but you could feel it as far as mexico city. >> quake sent people pouring into the streets in panic in and more than 100 homes were damaged. recently mexico city developed a
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new warning system to alert people about the next quake. many oppose it t adam brady tells us why. >> mexicans know only too well the danger posed by earthquakes. this is the scene from the 8.1 magnitude quake in 198fy that killed an estimated 10,000 people. mix cohen vested millions of dollars getting prepared for the next one to warn people of an approaching quake. special radio receivers can give more than a minute of advanced warning depending upon where a major quake strikes. when fledgling entrepreneur moved here, he worried about the tremors so much he wanted today buy a receivers. at about $300, he thought it was too much. >> it seals odd to me we have such a sophisticated infrastructure and provides
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valuable life-saving warning and only one receiver being promoted. >> he has just developed a protoctype of the cricket earthquake alarm. plans to launch the cricket later this year for about $30. mexico city spent millions of dollars building a network of sensors and transmitters after the 1985 earthquake. if they detect a quake of 6.0 or higher, transmitters send out a warning signals. mexico city has three earthquakes a year of that magnitude or higher. >> it's not just the frequency seep that pose as risk to mexico city. it's the soil underneath the capitol. it's unstable. you can see that when you look at buildings across the city like this one. it's the old cathedral built 500 years ago and has been sinking ever since then. >> the company has exclusive contracts with 50,000 public schools an hospitals in the capitol. we asked the head of the company
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who used to work for mexico city's government if it holds a privileged position on the market. >> it's going to make technology cheaper. >> jorge jovina says there hasn't been enough competition. >> today, we have competition. i can't tell you the details about them, but it's a free market for anyone who wants to compete. >> for those eager to compete in this city of 20 million people, there is a lot of bids to go around. adam rainey, mexico city. >> thankfully nol one was killed in today's quake. solving the puzzle, kansas city police nab a suspect in the highway shooting. we will tell you how his arrest came together with the help of his neighbors. >> the blame game, a u.n. camp comes under attack in south
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sudan where the government blames peace keepers saying they provoked the violence. >> a month ago in cape canaveral, the space shuttle's days may be over but we are entering a new era of space exploration. r
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kansas city officials say a selective effort by law enforcement and residents helped in a rash of serial shootings on highways. mohammed whitaker was arrested and he was charged with 18 felonies connected to nine of the 20 shootings. authorities still don't have a motive, but they say metro police, the f.b.i. and the atf all received several leads that led to his arrest. >> a period of surveillance that involved bal istics, involved tips. it involved witness statements it was built on a series of those things that have become very important. >> police say whitaker wore a
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black hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask to the crimes and would pull up alongside the victims cars in a green sedan, slow down and start shooting. he remains in jail flu lou of a $1 million cash bond. government officials say the drone strike happened in albeta province and suspected fighters were killed inside two cars. three civilians were killed in that attack. yemen officials didn't say exactly who card out the strike although the u.s. has conducted similar drone operations there in the past. a police officer is dead after a bomb ripped through a busy square in the egyptian capitol of cairo on friday. three others were injured and according to the interior ministry, the bomb went off next to a safety post. the details are still murky. security officials giving conflicting reports of the deadly blast. no group has yet to claim responsibility for that attack. al jazeera meanwhile
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continues to demand the immediate release of our colleagues imprisoned in egypt. all are falsely accused of providing platform to the outlawed muslim borrowerhood. they have been behind bars for 112 days. their case has been adjourned in the later this month and the fourth journalist has been held without trial since last august. he has been on a hunger strike for 89 days and al jazeera rejects all accusations. a movement to reclaim a ancient culture. now that mummar gadaffi is out of power, many are relearning the language that was banned for decades. little efal and his new generation are the new hope of that was slowly fade from view. the amizarian people -- don't
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call them berbers. that means barbarians -- are proud libyans. with their amizir first and for the first time in more than four decades, they are in school, learning a disappearing language. >> it's great. i like studying it. my mom also pushes me to do it. >> here, the green, blue, and yellow banner flies again, a symbol of the resurgence of an ancient people. >> in the past, we never had the chance to teach the language or learn it. but now that that tyrant is gone, we can. for 42 years, mum march gadaffi suppressed the people and their history. they were forbidden to speak their language, sing their songs, celebrate their culture or come here to the 1700-year-old ruins to mark the new year. since the fall of his regime, it has been a cultural renaissance.
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>> the amizir were among the first to join a revolution that toppled the libyan lead whoever sought to erase them. >> when the revolution finished an a lot of people died, we must touch this freedom. >> efal is doing his part, studying a language his father never learned in school, an al if a bet his principal never studied, a culture outlawed for nearly half a century. >> i love it. i want to understand and read more amizirian. >> if the amizirian culture is to survive, he will have to pass on these listens to his own children. al jazeera, kabal,ly i can't be. >> it's estimated 10% of libya's up population is of amizinian doesn't. >> people are still fighting for more settlement money four years after the oil spill. >> a small plant that has a big part to play in the fight
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only on al jazeera america good morning. welcome back to al jazeera. i am morgan radford live from new york. the captain of the capsized ferry in south korea is behind bars. police arrested him this morning and charged him with negligence and abandoning passengers. two other crew members were arrested and charged. mean while, divers on saturday say they found three bodies inside the ship but were not able to rescue them. a fragile agreement under threat in ukraine where proce pro-russ are demanding on breaking away from ukraine. rescue crews are digging
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through piles of snow and ice hoping to find bodies of four missing guides buried on movement everest. 12 tourgized died and the avalance took place in one of the most dangerous areas on the mountain. severe weather conditions are threatening that rescue operation. bp oil is ending its active clean-up off of the coast of louisiana but four years and billions of dollars later to people who live on the coast say the company simply hasn't done enough and as robert ray reports, the coast is still feeling the effects of a deep water horizon disaster. in the french quarter of new orleans is p and j oyster company. >> we are the oldest continually operating oyster processing and distribution company in the united states. >> on april 20th, 2010, a blowout at a bp-run oil rig nearly 50 miles off of the louisiana cost killed 11 workers and injured 17 others.
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more than 4 million barrels of oil gushed into the gulf before the spill was stopped. the environmental disaster should down p and j for over three months. and today, its operating at 30% of the business it had before the spill. >> things have not gotten better. the oysters are not reproducing. >> 50 miles south of new orleans is bariteria bay where many oysters grow. we took a boat ride with mark brokoft? >> i can't believe how much of this land is gone. riding along, david mute, the national wildlife if he hadrations director. >> this is cata island before the spill. there were several hundred pairs of brown pelicans nesting, spoon bills nesting. there was a healthy forest of
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black mangroves. this is where some of the most horrifying images came from. the oil got into the colony, and it was underneath the mangroves. >> the birds are gone. the island is now considered dead? >> it's sickening. this was a beautiful, beautiful place. >> its patches of march be land here that took the brunt of the oil as washed ashore affecting the eco systems out here and the livelihoods of fishermen. >> mark brokot lost thousands of dollars in the summer of 2010 and says that business is not the same today. but he say that bt helped him in the aftermath. >> the money they gave us pretty much helped make up for our losses. >> back in new orleans, at p and j oyster company, the opinion is different. al sinseri would like bp to spend billions more on building
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up the coasts. >> bp's band aid has spent lots of money promoting all the "t's" good they do rather than doing what they are supposed to do. the state has a plan in place to help save the eroding coast and help louisiana's seafood industry sur arrive. >> when the rig exploded back in 2010, it spilled about 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. bp found oil on more than 1,000 miles of the coast and h. a memorial service planned for oklahoma city today marking the 19th anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing. in 1995, timothy mcveigh a former soldier, detonated add truck full of explosives in
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front of a federal building. he killed 168 people and injured 800. he was later convicted and executed. his co-conspirator, terri nichols is serving life in prison without the possibility of pair role. mcveigh timed the attack to coincide with the second anniversary of this one, a siege in waco, texas. 20 years ago, a stand-off between the f.b.i. and a heavily armed messiahnic cult came to an end. 28 children and the cult leader died. koresh's stand-off lasted 51 days. >> on monday, more than 36,000 runners will take part in the boston marathon. the race comes one year after the tragic bombing at the end of the race last year. this week, the city paid an e motional tribute to victims and survivors. one of the lucky sur riefrz. john terret tells her storevivo
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john terret tells her store. >> the second explosion went off so quickly, i didn't have a chance to say anything. the next thing i knew, the explosion had actually catapulted me through the front door of the restaurant. i was in ex cruc 80ing pain. my foot felt like it was on fire. i was afraid to look at it. people were just trampling, you know, running by me. >> one woman came to her aid and a friend used a belt as a tourniqu tourniquet. heather was carried to an ambulance, but nobody could go with her. even the friend who had been by her side. >> i knew i needed to get to the hospital quickly and i told her to just let me go. >> the injuries to heather's left foot were devastating. >> the last time i saw my foot, it was all intact that morning that i put it inside my shoes. and i just never -- i just never looked at it again. >> after three surgeries to try to save her foot, heather followed doctors' recommendations to amputate. >> they painted a pretty bleak
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picture, so i didn't expect that i would keep it. >> heather was fitted for her first prosthetic leg two months after the bombings. >> the leg was bullky. it hurt because the incision was new. it felt nothing like walking on two legs. it was one of the darkest moments i remember about this person. i remember coming home and putting in a corner and just crying, and i couldn't believe that this was going to be what i had to live with the rest of my life. you know when we first met, i was -- it was a very realistic leg. you can't tell. >> one year after the bombing. heather has four prosthetic legs, one for every day utes, one for runtion, one for swimming and one for an arched foot to accommodate a 4 inch heel? >> four inches was my most
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popular heel size. so, i decided that's what i would go with. she looks like any other person walking down the street. she says maintaining a positive attitude has been helped by the worldwide support she has received. >> i don't want to disappoint those people. i want to show them that the donations they made and efforts they made to help me have gone to good uand that i am doing well. >> john terrett, al jazeera, newport, rhode island. >> each of heather's prosthetic legs cost roughly $25,000. venzuela is struggling with a soaring crime wait. many people are worried about food shortages. protesters have taken to the streets call okay president nicholas maduro to step down. a report on the divided country
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>> reporte. troops are being september to guard south sudan in response to a deadly attack in become ore 58 people died after an angry mob opened an attack where thousands of civilians were sheltering. it was called a war crime. the government, however, blames the united nations for provoking that violence. the city of detroit has been hit hard by decades of decline. the urban decay has not only been unsightly but it's becoming dangerous. nearly 20% of the city's housing sits empty. about 60% of fires in the motor city involve these abandoned buildings. bisi is in detroit on how the city is making an effort to turn things around >> reporter: 80,000 abandoned
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buildings fill detroit's landscape, the result of 50 years of decline. race riot did in the 1960s, a dying auto industry, and finally, the great recession fuelled the exodus. the population down to 700,000 after a peak of close to 2 million. >> we saw folks walk away. i had folks call me and say, i can't afford it. i am leaving. >> neighborhoods like marcus cr couplings are flagged played bie /* /- plagued by crime? >> we are hanging in there. >> these are structures targeted by scrappers, squatters and illegal dumpers. >> was there ever a sense of hopelessness with the situation, with the blight? >> maybe not hopelessness but definitely frustration. frustration with the fact that we are stuck with these homes for so long and nobody was maintaining them nobody was
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taking responsibility. >> they are now. detroit is the now embarking on a historic effort to tear down blight. in its bankruptcy restructuring, the city is proposing to set aside over a half billion dollars for clearing out urban decay. this would act to razing 450 buildings a week in five years. >> there is the issue of having a lot of opportunity for economic development that will come after the blight is removed >> reporter: there is a lot of land to cover. it's estimated that 40 of the city's 139 square miles are already vacant. >> the city's biggest challenge after eliminating blight is to begin to settle the land for reuse. >> the city has also just begun an online program to auction off city-owned homes. bisi oniliere, detroit. >> in the next hour, we will tell you how the recovery of the
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detroit symphony could be a model for the entire city. the white house is alerting users to change passwords to protect against a widespread heartbeat bug. there is no indication that the website has been compromised but it's a precautionae measure. the heartbleed bug has caused concerns all across the internet and affected a technology designed to protect online accounts. china struggles with pollution on a massive scale, a side effect of industrialization is that toxins are seeping into the country's farmland. the problem is reaching crisis levels according to a government report, nearly 20% of farmland is contaminated. cadmium and arsnic are found and they are facing the pollution. water and land are all taking their toll. the government is supporting
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projects to help find solutions and al jazeera's rob mcbride follows one scientist in eastern china who is looking to make the land fertile once again. >> the soil samples they collect at their test site could help clean up vast tracts of land across china. located next to old copper works, this area represents perfectly a lot of the land in china pleaded by industry, especially with heavy metals. >> well, this area, we chose more than 10 years ago because some of the land is heavily polluted and some is lightly polluted. so it is perfect to study? >> what they have been studying is this wild plant that has the ability to soak up levels of pollutants such as lea d & c admium that would be harmful to humans >> reporter: >> the more heavy metals there are, the more damage to human health. in the short-term, you don't notice it. they accumulate and the damage
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comes later in life. >> these tests have shown a dramatic reduction in those heavy metal levels. known as the hyper accumulator, this plant is able to absorb more than 100 times of heavy metals than ordinary plants. >> makes it a powerful weapon in the fight against pollution. the challenge for scientists is understanding just how it does it. back at his laboratory, woo's staff work on trying to unlock the plant's genetic secrets looking at ways of replicating its cleansing properties in bigger plants. the need for a solution is pressing. recent studies show 10% of chinese rice production is now contaminated to some degree. even lightly polluted farm land can pose a danger. we have such al big population to feed. we have to guarantee food safety. >> success has a global
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implication. chi china's growing andaf affluent population con assumes more of the world's food while more farmland lies idle. bow to go public pressure, the government is now publishing pollution data online. thousands gather at the coliseum of pope francis leading the friday mass. the procession remembered those who are suffering including victims of human trafficking, migrants trying to get a better life and the elderly who are mistreated. in argentina, there is a man known as the rocker priest breaking down barriers in the church in bonus air he's with a beat. we are introduced to father sessa and the sinners. >> he looks like a rock and roller from head to foot only the robe and the priest's collar give him away. ♪ the leader of the rock group, father sessa and the sinners
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uses music to preach peace, love and the word of god. whether he is rehursting with his band or hosting his nightly radio program. this 50-year-old catholic priest has become the modern face of an old church thanks to his former boss, today, pope francis. >> translator: he always recognized that i had a talent for much. so, he never gave me a parish. rather, he let me study, record, play in public. he always said that he believed in exploiting people's different talents. ♪ >> on his radio show called "calm down," father sessa intertwines rock and roll with deep reflexes about life. his target audience, non-believers as well as christians. >> translator: during the dictatorship in argentina, rock music dared to deny ounce what
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the media did not. rock and roll in argentine i can't is a medium that awakens people. >> father sessa and the sinners have recorded two albums with controversial songs like "abandoned love" dedicated to prostitutes and i want a latin american pope." " written three years before they got their wish. > . >> in return, the pope asked father sessa to write a song called the motorcycle and the cathedral. this cathedral was inspired by an anarchist biker who heads an ngo that come at abouts human trafficking. >> a sneak speak. it speaks of bringing a motorcycle into the cathedral a metaphor for the pope's belief in opening the church's doors to all men of goodwill and to
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spread that message, he has recruited people like father cessa, clearly a new breed of the disciples. lew lucy newman. >> classic works of art. a plan to bring art any and everywhere. >> these are returning to space and returning humans to deep space. >> we will tell you about the next frontier of space exploration taking man further into the heavens than ever before. >> plus a shot of the capitol building on this saturday morning as washington, d.c. begins to buzz. al jazeera is back with you in just two minutes.
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a space explorer has crashed into the moon, but nasa says that's exactly what it was
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planned to do. the probe moved at more than 3,000 miles an hour and then smashed into the moon's surface ending its 100 day mission. as one project comes to an end, there are several others in the pipeline, not just for nasa but also for private companies as al jazeera's andy gallagher reports, privately-funded space ventures could open the doors to a new era of space exploration. >> in an age of government cutbacks, ambition plans are often little more than animated visions of what it might look like but this is part of the project in the flesh, a nasa project to take astronauts past mars and venus. plans of a manned mission in 221. the kennedy space center. >> returning humans to deep space where we haven't been for 40 years, pretty exciting to be
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a part of that >> reporter: the days of solely government funded space programs are gone. you could be fooled into thinking for the next few years, this famous site of missions will be quiet. when the space program ended, many hailed it as at end of a golden age. many are vying for ambitious plo take space travel into a new era. >> is a partnership between the u.s. government and the commercial sector keen to cash in on space exploration. in many ways, this is a renaissance in space travel built on florida's legacy but executives say the cape will have competition. >> other states like other nations are going to seek space activity and that includes both vertical and hor zoks launch. florida will not be alone. >> is not to alien beings. it will be to competition from other states. >> here in florida, there is no shortage of potential customers for those developing space
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temperaturism? >> i would absolutely do it. i think that it would be amazing. >> it's like an adventure. foundations are taking shape. competition will be fierce. those backing the space ghost say it's ahead of the rest meaning this could be the last stop before leaving the planet. cape canaveral, florida. >> several startup companies working space tourim. richard bransom has started one called "virgin gal actic" the sounds of another private company taking off into space after several delayslactic" the sounds of another private company taking off into space after several delays carrying cargo to resupply the international space station and a company founded and run by tesla'sceo. it has a 1 and a half million
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dollar contract to send supplies to the space station. you may be able to enjoy some of the most famous art on bus boards, or park benches near you. brandon reports on the new plan created by american musems. >> he is not an artist, but every day, barber jordan brown creates some of his own masterpieces. >> i thought you looked good. >> these about the peaceable kim dong about any work of art at the nearby dallas museum of art. you may leave these guys stun. >> people in this area are not thinking about this. >> that's not even in they mind. >> in the effort to increase attendance of musems, the directors of the dallas museum of art, the art institute of chicago, the whit ney, the
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national gallery of art and the los angeles county museum of art are introducing art everywhere u.s. >> historic deliart musems are starting to see a need for more audiences because we are in competition. we are in competition with television. we are in competition with all sorts of other ways people can spend their leisure time. we want to make them aware of experience of art awaiting them. each museum chose 20 pieces. people are encouraged to go to art everywhere u.s. dog and vote on their favorites. this august, the 50 works of art that receive the most votes will be reproduced and displayed on billboards bus shelters and other out door media. . >> the hope downstream, that will motivate people to come visit the institutions. >> a lot of people are exposed. >> helped them get into knowing about it.
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>> got to have the dreds on. >> is that a guy? >> yeah. >> got a mustache. >> look at it long enough, you will find something in it. >> they are not so favorites. >> this look like i could have did. >> museums are other americans will join the conversation by voting online. brandon trut ling, al jazeera dallas. >> the project will cost about $500,000. to the philippines, a tourist resort authorities say is losing its soul. the state government is failing to protect the indigenous population. >> on the white sand beaches and baumy weather in the fill peoples is the country's most visited destinationlmy weather peoples is the country's most visited destination. it attracts tourists from all
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over the world. not many of those who come here are aware of the island's history. they are believed to be the origin has been at that times. increasing development drove them from their homes. the government has awarded more than two hechtors of land for the tribe's relocation. it is one of the most expensive and sought after properties in the countritrieve and real estate developers have long wanted it. this is the reason why they say they are worried for that i their safety. >> the leader of the tribe was cut down in broad daylight just over a year ago. dexter condez was fighting for the rights of his people. the case is pending in the courts. tension on the island is high. >> it is painful for us because we were here first and yet we have been left behind while others have progressed. we have nothing at all.
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>> they say local government here has not given them enough protection often favoring business establishments over their welfare. the office of the mayor is unavailable for comment. a move to put the people on the tourism map is now being pushed. it will allow them to introduce their culture to the millions of visitors here every year. >> we are very grateful that the government has finally, realized that they need to provide a face, the human face. it will become a soleless commu community. >> it may mean jobs for those who have been discriminated because of the color of their skin. it is their right to do so because they belong here as much as anyone else. they are not just driftwood that came from nowhere.
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al jazeera, boraca island, central philippines. >> saudi arabia wants to build the world's tallest skyscraper. it plans to start building as early as next week. the kingdom tower will be 3,280 feet tall, taller than if you stack two of the united states's tallest buildings on top of each other. conductor, at a time tallest is in dubai. at the end of the first hour, here is what you we are following for you this morning. the captain of the south korea ian ferry that capsized. he and two of his members were arrested on friday t. malaysian officials say the next two days are critical in the search for flight 370. the search area has been narrowed down to a 6-mile area. pro-russian demonstrators are rejecting a peace agreement signed by moscow and kiev.
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>> eventhough i can't see... >> techknow our experts take you beyond the lab >> we're here in the vortex... >> and explore the technology changing our world. only on al jazeera america ♪ i bow my head in apology to the families of the victims. >> the captain of the capsized ferry in south korea apologizing, explaining why he told passengers to stay put as the boat began to sink. searching for survivors at the top of the world, an aft avalanche wipes out a team skilled at scaling mount
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everest. >> a sdiver came out of the watr
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due to a time length and floating objects. >> relatives were shown footage of overnight dives. news emerged of a thrishift in boat's position. it tilted over on its side. the families here at the port, it's become a familiar feeling officials aren't telling them everything thing. some feel the undersea movement means any air pockets have gone and with if, any hope of
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survivors. others are clinging to hope. >> continuing anger at the captain and crew who and in court on charges of negligence and breaking maritime law. the captain offered apologies to the parents and nation but insisted he delayed the order to abandoned ships because rescue boats hadn't reached the scene. >> the current was strong. the temperature was cold. i thought if people left the ferry without guidance, they would face many other problems. >> at the other end of the country, the body of the vice principal who commit suicide was brought home for burial. this town is bracing for hundreds more funerals in the coming days and weeks. that was al jazeera's harry faw fawsett reporting. more than two 00 passengers including several high school students are still missing.
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the search also continues in malaysia for miss flight 370 where officials say the next two days are critical. the country's transport minister said today the under water drone search should be over within the next week. this as a sub marie is scouring the ocean for any signs of wreckage. the area was narrowed down onto a 6 mile radius. officials are confident they did come from the black box. defiant pro-russian demonstrators in eastern ukraine are rejecting a peace agreement signed by moscow and kiev. hundreds of protesters gathered in ten ukrainian cities supporting rebels would refuse to lay down weapons. argues hoda abdel hamid reports. >> the care cations are up. the pro-russian protest who seized the building are holding ground. >> i am nervous about the
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future. >> igor, an it specialist when he is not protesting, has been here for neil a week and has no intention to leave any more soon. >> if they get the right sector and acting president turchnov out, the right sector in power, making laws and they say they want our heads. >> the protesters have settled inside the building and are preparing for the long haul. there is no shortage of food and medical supplies here donated by sympathizers who see their cause as a just one. they are fully supported by their mothers and wives who turned the police station into a little community of its own. pro-russian supporters have counted on the backing of moscow. they worked hard to keep the momentum in the region where not everyone agrees with them. the picture is not very clear now. it's all uncertain. we are now only counting on forces and strength.
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let's see if they get out of of our buildings in kiev first. we are not going yet. let them try to disarm us. so far, none of the demands of the pro-russian demonstrators have been officially met. in kooech, the acting prime minister tried to apiece them by saying one of the demands will be met. the government has prepared a bid on amnesty. if people lay weapons down and release these buildings, we think that then they should be given amnesty. >> the protesters want other pledges made by the government turned into legislation soon. only then they feel they will be probed in the new ukraine. >> that was hoda abdel hamin. good morning. we want to understand. are the protesters still squatting in those government buildings? what's going on where you are?
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>> we are at a standstill at the moment. this is eastern weekend. this is a very religious community. they celebrate that. i am in front of the administration building that was taken over by the protesters here in donetsk. they are there. there are a few people who have come to show their sport. they are reading poems and listening to music. it's a relaxed atmosphere. you get the impression really now at least for this holiday, at least until monday, you will have a call from both sides of the divide as no one wants to be really seen as ruining this easter weekend. hoda, you have been following this story from the very beginning. so you have seen them stay and remain defiant for days now. do you think their defiance will continue or do you think quite honestly they will eventually give in? >> reporter: i don't think they will give in without getting
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something in return. you know, the government has been making a lot of promises but has been very slow in to turning these promises into something more concrete. they say that they will stay there, actually today, they heard search sergrei lavrov. one told me he had to read the statement about four times before it really sank in. and then they sort of said, well, you know, sergei lavrov is not our boss. we are here he is there. and they point their finger at kiev where they have protesters occupying some government buildings there. they say if they are still occupying buildings, why do we have to evacuate our buildings here? we are the ones who are losing out in . they will stay there as long as they can, at least to get something in return.
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they also need sort of a face-saving way out of all of this. they have been in the building. they have sympathizers. people have been donating money and food and medicine and really supporting them. some people have been camped out in tents in front of there for weeks and some days, bitter cold. all of that needs to be solved. they sort of need that face-saving situation. i think if there is a day for are referendum, there is an indication that that may happen even though the government says it would take place on the same day of presidential e lekz and that's may 25th. if they want it earlier, i think if that happens, they would probably evacuate the buildings. >> hoda, it's interesting that you mentioned that because earlier this week, we saw president putin prettied am anteriorly deny that special operatives were, in fact, causing all of this unrest. do you think that the people on the ground there believe him? >> well, you know, they don't
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believe everything that comes out of kiev really. now, they are also very angry about the way they are being depicted in the world media. they are also very angry about how they have been depicted by kiev. the fact that they have been talked about as terrorists is something that many of us, many of them told us that it was very offensive and they were adamant to show us over and over again that they were not russians. they are ethnic russians but they were crainian citizens. they were adamant to show a good face that shows that they were not terrorists. now, do we know who was backing them? is it true all what russia -- sorry -- the government in kiev says that, you know, russian secret services are behind all of the takeovers of the buildings? we haven't seen it on the ground, but someone must have organized all of this because you just can't easily walk to any police building or administration building and just take it over without some sort of plan, and most of the people we saw take over those buildings
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are local residents of different locations. >> al jazeera, hoda abdel hamin, thank you for being with us this morning. an airstrike killed at least nine suspected al-qaeda rebels in central yemen on saturday. government officials say the drone strike happened in the albeta province and sus petsed fighters were killed inside two cars. two were killed in that attack and the government didn't say who carried out the strike although the u.s. has conducted similar drone operations there in the past. south sudan's government has sent troops to security a united nations base that was attacked by gunmen. 58 people died in the bor compound on the state. the u.n. called the assault a war crime. as al jazeera's anna kavel reports, south sudan says u.n. peace keepers are actually the ones who provoked that attack. >> this is bor in jongole state, a town that has changed hands between government and rebels
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several times since december. it's been in, in south sudanese control since last january. the situation is still volatile. >> we are ready for any eventuality. what happened yesterday in bor was that a group of 350 men, women and even some children decided to walk towards our peacekeeping base. we were led to believe that they were going to hand over a petition regarding the work of the united nauingsz in bore. uponrictiontions in bore. uponriction -- they were toward the area we are productecting civilians. they opened fire. we have used lethal force to repel the attack. >> the u.n. made a statement condemning the violence saying what happened in bor constitutes a war crime. it reminded the government of south sudan that it does have a responsibility to protect basis in the country. for their part, the ministers of the government say the u.n. peace keepers were the ones who provoked the crowd.
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>> the union force shall shot bullets in the air. shooting bullets in the air provoked this situation. and as a result, a fight ensued between the youth, the force and the use on the other side. >> the past weeks have seen a wave of armed incidents in south sudan. in tuesday, in unity state, the town of bentu was retaken by rebel fors. the state is rich this oil and, therefore, strategically important to both sides. >> the rebels and the government are supposed to be observing a cease fire that was brokered in late january. but just this week, the rebel leader told reporters he was targeting south sudan's capitol and its oil fields.
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anna kavel, al jazeera, juba, south sudan. >> south sudan is the world's youngest country having gained independence from sudan in 2011. french journalists taste freedom after almost a year of captivity in syria. the four men seen here were found by turkish soldiers on the syria/turkey border. their hands were bound and blindfolded. a boosted from the united states, cog tots "wall street journal" for the very first time, u.s. and saudi arabia are sending missiles in to help arm the opposition. white house officials are neither confirming or denying those reports but they did say that they are working to help bolster the rebels' ability to fight the syrian government the. the three-year civil war in syria has claimed 100,000 victims according to the united nations. perhaps the most vulnerable of those victims are children. for many, the battle wounds run deep scarring them emotionally.
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a report. >> severe depression has left this 14-year-old boy scarred, vulnerable and desperate for him. fadis is not his real name. he has tried to end his life four times. >> i was upset with my grandfather, and i used glass to cut my arms. >> fadis said he never felt suicidal until he moved to jordan from syria two years ago. he is receiving free psychological support and medication from the ngo, the international medical corps. his parents are divorced and he and his siblings have been separated. fadis says the death of his youngest and only sister devastated him the most. he as dropped out of school and said he has picked up drinking. >> i hurt myself so i can escape. it's no big deal if i die. it is better than my life now >> reporter: there are so many syrian children like fadis who need specialized help.
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children who need psychological support are attending a group counseling session, where they share their fears, war experiences and worries about their future with their psychologists, the united states organization for children, unicef estimates two million syrian children need psychological support or treatment. the more severe cases require individual sessions. farra hasn't said a word in over a year. she has been silent since her street in damascus wasshelled. her condition is called selective mutism. this is common among syrian children. she was mute for a year. she has spoken been after treatment but suffers from a speech impediment and requires specialized speech therapy which her family cannot afford. >> if she sees a laser, she shrinks it's a sniper. she sees a stump, she thinks it's a bomb.
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the girl is living in fear. >> thousands of syrian children are being treated for psychological conditions across jordan. psychologists say it's much harder for children to come to terms with war. >> they can't understand this issue. they understand i am not happy because i left my father. i am not happy because i couldn't even accept the people, the atmosphere in jordan. >> some syrian children continue to receive help in jordan. back in syria, millions more face an uncertain future of war and further devastation. al jazeera. unicef estimates up to 2 million syrian children need psychological support or treatment. president obama has banned iran's proposed ambassador to the united nations from entering the united states. the president signed a law friday that would prohibit anyone who engaged in espy onnage or terrorism from gaining a visa. iran's choice for ambassador,
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the he is said to have been involved in the take over in iran. he was he insists he was a translator and negotiator at the time. >> the man police say tear arised kansas city shooting randomly at cars on highways. reviving city's economy with music. how detroit's symphony could be a model for bringing the struggling city back to life.
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search teams have recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice on mount ever est. they are still searching for three more people missing after the deadly avalance came tumbling downest. they are still searching for three more people missing after the deadly avalance came tumbling down the deadliest accident ever at the top of the world. >> this guy made it off mountain. he told his sister-in-law what happened. >> he said they had woken up early on friday and headed to higher camps to fix ropes but were delayed by an hour because of the bad trail near an ice
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fall area. he had been on the mountain with a group of sherpas fixing ropes for climbers like these to follow. the glides were relatively low which the avalance struck intlfrp it they reachwhen it they reached popcorn, named after the large boulders of ice that hit the team under base camp 2 around 20,000 feet up. an nbc crew heard ice falling. >> it's a pretty regular occurrence here so nobody was shocked by that. but when radio reports started coming off of the mountain that people were stuck in the avalance, everybody came out and started getting organized for the rescue. >> reaching the summit has become more and more popular among climbers around the world since hillae and inform orgei first made it in 1953, more than 4,000 people have followed. about 250 climbers have died along the way. this summer, nepal has issued
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more than 700 permits for tepeoe to climb everest. authorities say they are do you believinglying the number of climbing ropes. it's the sherpas who make a living by risking their lives. >> mount everest is about 29,000 feet high. april and may are the most popular types to climb the summit. >> a powerful earthquake rattles mexico, striking alcapulco. you could feel it as far as mexico city. >> quake sent people pouring into the streets in panic. more than 1 more than 100 homes were damaged. mexico city developed a new warning system but many mexicans oppose it. heavy rain moved across the southeast on friday and by 9:30 last night, charleston south carolina got over an inch and a half of rain and more was expected throughout the morning
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because a lot fell before the high tide. flooding conditions forced some closures in the historic downtown area. the white house is alerting to change their passwords immediately, and they say an internal review shows no indication that the website was, in fact, was compromised but this is all just a precautionary measure. the heartbleed computer bug caused major secure concerns and is xefkd a liwidely used increption technology to protect online accounts. >> kansas city has arrested a man, ending a 2-month long nightmare for residents. >> kansas city say the f.b.i., atf led to the arrest of the
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land grandview. the jackson count e prosecute filed 18 felon counts against whitaker related to 12 of the shootings. the prosecutors say it was a case built on evidence from multiple sources. >> a period of surveillance, it involved bal istics, tips, witness statements. >> list goes on and on and on about how this case was built. it wasn't built on one thing. it was built on a series of those things that have become very important. >> police say it is an ongoing investigation but they have no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved and they believe that whitaker acted alone, which is why more charges could follow. for the time being, he remains in custody, being held on $1 million bond. >> kansas city officials say they are confident that whitaker is, in fact, only gunman in the highway shooting. the state department has delayed a decision on the
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controversial keystone pipeline. officials said on friday it needs more time to get an idea of what the legal challenges are. the keystone excel pipeline is designed to transport thousands of barrels from canada straight to the united states. activists however say it could harm the environmentment. a decision isn't expected in november. a memorial service is planned for oklahoma city today marking the 19th anniversary of the oklahoma city bombing. back in 1995, timothy mcveigh, a former soldier detonated a truck filled with explosives right in front of a federal building. he killed 168 people and injured 800. he was later convicted and executed and his co-conspirator, terri nichols, is serving-in prison without the possibility of parole. mcveigh had time timed the oklahoma city to coordinate with a siege in waco texas. 21 years ago, a stand-off between the f.b.i. and a heavily
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armed cult came to an end. 70 people died in the altercation, including 28 children and the cult leader. and his group with suspected of weapons violations and a raid on his ranch an the stand-off lasted 51 days. poverty, a bigger problem for the bushes than the citierb >> when i oded, i was out completely. yes have any time to prepare for it or save myself. >> there actually is something to revive someone who ods on heroin. some police departments carry the drug, but some say it should be begin to more people. doctors told to stop using one of the most common surgical removals for fibroid removal. we will meet a doctor who says it caused her cancer to spread.
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good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. i am morgan radford live in new york city. here are today's top stories. the captain of the capsized ferry in south korea is behind bars. police arrested him and charged him with negligence and abandoning passengers. two other crew members were arrested and charged. divers on saturday say they found three bodies still inside ship but they weren't able to reach them. a fragile agreement under threat in ukraine where pro-russian demonstrators in the eastern part of the country are rejecting a deal signed by both moscow and kiev. they are demanding a referendum on breaking away from ukraine. search teams are digging through the snow trying to find three missing people after the worst avalance on mount everest.
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13 she wer sherpa guides were hit when the avalance hit. >> it is said doctors should stop a procedure called laparoscopic power morcelation it has the potential to spread cancer. according to the fda, roughly 60,000 procedures are performed in the united states each and every year 1 in 350 have an unsuspected type of uterie cancer had that procedure performed and it may have caused a tumor to spread inside of her pelvis and abdomen. she is being treated for stage 4 cancer. she and her husband are joining us live from skype from yardley, pennsylvania. good morning to you both. first of all, amy, i want to ask: how are you doing, and what do you make of the fda's
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decision? >> i am doing okay. i am tolerating chemo pretty well but it's not been a whole lot of fun. the surgeries have been hard. we were happy to hear of the fda's decision. we think as of monday, no woman will have to experience what i did and so many others did. no self-respecting hospital will perform this procedure as of monday. we think they could have pulled the devices, put a stop, moratorium on their use rather than just an advisory. >> you say no self-respecting hospital would perform this procedure. doctor norchad, let's go to you. it sounds like this has always been a risk, that the medical community just didn't realize how big of one it was until now. so are there any benefits, though, to this procedure? >> there is definitely -- there is definitely benefits of minimally invasive surgery. i want to be clear. i have tried to expound on this in past interviews, that you
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know, our push is not against minimally invasive surgery. it has a lot of benefits. our push is against this practice called morcelation which involves mentioning tissues that have malignant particles. it has made its way in gynecological surgery. no other sub special at this practices this. this is something specific to gyn surgery. the root cause of it is frankly a deficit in surgical training on the part of the g gynecologist. you have launched a campaign to prevent the morcelators who say you all are gone after the wrong people. >> i ask them: who are the right people? because if it's not the people using these instruments, then who should we go to? >> so, dr. reed, where do you find the time or really even the
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energy between taking cave of your six kids and your health trying to fight this battle? >> we both worked incredibly hard before this hit our family. we worked long hours. we -- i did a lot of overnight call. as physicians that came with sort of part of what we did every day. so when we were hit with this, wetritioned to a different kind of working hard. but i will say we work just as hard now as we did before this happened. >> do other -- for other people who are facing a similar option, do people would had the procedure need to then go back and get a second cancer screening? >> you know, i think it depends upon symptoms. i mean, again, the incidents calculated by the fda is 1 in 350. so that means that, you know, the chances are that if you are a woman who has had this operation, you are fine. but one in 350, a risk of 1 in
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350 of getting a stage 4 cancer that could come with, you know, a subsequent downstream complications and potential mortali mortality, that's an incredibly high risk. i would argue that's one of the highest risk medical procedures out there currently that we know of and we are still continuing to endorse on the part of the specialty bodies, that is. so i would think women, most women should be reassured that the majority of win are fine. it's just that, you know, the cost is to 1 in 350 women, which is astronomcally off the stricter scale. >> the reality is so far, the fda is discouraging but it's not outlawed. what's the next step? >> absolutely. the fda has released an advisory. they are giving advice. as i said before, hospitals and physicians who listen closely to the fda's thinking will think twice, and we hope, stop this
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practice. but as of today, the professional societies in gynecology have not issued an add vise o against this procedure. if anything, for instance, the society of surgical gynecology issued a statement supporting it and saying it's still indicated. >> wow. >> this is probably just one of these astonishing, really, instances where the specialty bodies have been unable to look at this hazard objectively and free of any sort of corporate constraints and make the right decision for their patients. so the federal government had to step in. you know, i frankly say kudos to dr. peter lorie and senator elizabeth warren for listening and doing this analysis quickly. this is probably a very unique example of government regulating a hazard where the specialty, the profession, itself, has failed to frankly. i think it's a remarkable move by the federal government, and i really congratulate them,
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although we do feel that they could have gone further and pulled off these devices off the market. >> briefly, before we go go, amy, is there any message you would leave with other women who were perhaps facing similar challenges or even a similar choice? >> i would say ask lots of questions. don't be afraid to be the difficult patient because i think we have earned that label over the past several months. challenge what people say to you. challenge what authority says. no one else has to live with your decisions but you. so, make sure they are good ones. >> and ask for no morcelations. there is no reason why they should be performed in any patient. >> that's, i think, fundamentally at the end of the day what we hope to have achieved after having experienced the difficulty that no other woman's, you know, uterine cancer should be
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morcellated in their body. we found last tuesday, in the state of massachusetts where the senator is aware, attorney general's office is aware and ofrm bgyn morselated someone tuesday. >> dr. amy read and her husband, dr. norchad thank you so much. best of luck to you? >> thank you. >> if you want to learn more, go to and sign the morcellation petition. >> the ban on e cigarettes in new york, if smoking is banned, so is vapping. health officials say vapor from e cigarettes can contain toxic chemicals. >> ban was approved back in march. states across the country are arming police and fire fighters with a prescription medication that can immediately reverse the effects of a drug overdose. but faced with a national
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epidemic of opiate addiction, they may need to give it to families, friends and drug users themselves miloxan, also known as narcan is a miracle drug. in 95% of cases, it instantain yuly reverses an overdose. in communities that have made the drug available, overdoses have fallen by 80 to 90%. it restores breathing in the process. it inspires remarkable consensus. 17 states have moved to expand access. eric holder in a speech on wednesday urge policemen, fire fighters and other first responders should carry it at all times citing 10,000 overdoses reversed by it in since 2011. in maine which has shown overdoses quadruple since the
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1990s with 160 in 2012 alone, the governor had threaten today veto the bill but after unanimous votes, maine seems to be the latest to make neloxone the latest to be available. >> by the time someone in uniform arrives, it's too late. the answer may be to give niloxone to drug users, their families, their friends. most people don't use drugs alone. having it available can be the difference between life and death death patrick learned this. >> i acquired heroin that was stronger than what i was used to. i. oded. yes have time to prepare for it or save myself or do anything. my girlfriend had the training
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how to use nar cain and came over to me, inserted the narcan. you can do it through the nose, which was how she did it and revived me within about five or 10 minutes. i hope people can open their eyes and see there are no negatives in giving narcan to the first responders and to the general recall position. it can only do good. >>. >> it's tempting to think drug users may rely on it. >> in clinics where it is prescribed, we have seen really dramatic reduction in overdose deaths, not just overdose deaths. we seem to see reductions in any overdose events. maybe naloxone is acting as behavior change. >> a recent study shows 20 percent of people in recovery xreement oded during the prior month. survivoring an overdose can be
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the factor in seeking to recover from addiction? >> they will go out of their way to take the training, to have it on them. >> has a positive effect and people care about each other and they can care about themselves. >> being prepared to fight off death may be the best means of learning how to live again. jacob ward, al jazeera, san francisco. law enforcement officials say heroin overdoses kill more people than car crashes. the city of detroit once devastat devastated, is rebuilding one step at a time. a landmark institution that's becoming a symbol of hope >> reporter: long before motown, this was the sound of the city. ♪ >> the detroit symphony orchestra founded in 1887, it's a symbol of success. a surplus of nearly $20 million.
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ticket sales bringing in more than 6 million in revenue. 10,000,000 donors. just this week, a concert featuring steven spielberg and john williams sold out in 15 minutes. it's music to everyone's ears considering this institution was nearly silenced forever? >> we went through you some rough times three years ago >> reporter: rough is putting it mildly. during the financial collapse, the detroit symphony orchestra was on the brink. state funded dropped from 4 million a year to $20,000. ticket sales plunged. audience was down 40 to 50% plus a deficit of $6.5 million. buff with the new musician's contract reinresponse forced, the sim phone rebounded. finally, it's in the black. >> take 1
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>> reporter: this is one reason for the turnaround every concert is the recorded and broadcast to the world. it's the only orchestra in the u.s. to streamline concerts through the internet for free. web casts are viewed by hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries. >> there are studies that show people who con assume certain content on the internet are far more likely to consume it live as well. >> good morning. how are you guys going today? good. good to see you all. >> the orchestra is finding a new audience in the detroit public school system. >> voila, this is a bassoon. >> in the past 10 years, detroit's school district has endured deep cuts to its music education program. several times a month, artists like michael ma who will plays the bassoon who share their love
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of music with children? >> i actually fill fulfilled, can give what i learn and to make music to the euchre generation. it's really a wonderful thing to me. ♪ >> i think that gave the students a sense of community, a sense of part of the large her whole and i have to do more to expose people to the good stuff. >> the detroit symphony o strike that is setting a tone of hope to the web, in the classroom and for the people of detroit. bici onilieri. >> speaking of hurting economies, next in our weekend conversation, we will talk with founder of nuns on a bus all in her effort to fight for the tore. out with the old and in with the old. it's national record we will
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tell you why vinyl is coming back in style.
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online @ajamstream. life in the suburbs used to be the american dream, a sign of upward mobility so to speak. but today poverty is rising faster there than even in the cities. diane estabrook reports. >> in the illinois school district, you will find million dollar mance, modest homes and something else: hunger. each friday volunteers bag canned goods, granola bars and fruit so kids like orneliss who get free lunches during the week will have something to eat over the weekend. >> sometimes i come like on mondays really hungry because we run out of food. >> barrington's launched blessings in a back past last year providing weekend meals to
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kids who attend a school in one area. now the food goes to 80 can i see. some of them from affluent neighborhoods. program organizers, darpby hill said she couldn't believe what she was seeing am. >> something i find opportunity tree people are. the children are not getting enough to eat. >> researchers say what's happening in barrington is happening in suburbs nationwide. they found from 1990 to 2009, poverty rose faster in suburbs than cities. researcher jennifer clary said the recession made it worse. >> over the reception, about 60% job losses were in those middle wage jobs. the middle wage jobs only accounted about 20% of post high resense gains. >> how do people deal with it? >> people have always had trouble with poverty. >> barrington school
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superintendent said it is triple what its just a few years ago. it could have been parents where there were woman people work,ing all of the sunday it was 1. >> the battle against poverty has expanded outside of the school district and into the community. this food pantry distributed about 5 million pounds of food last year to about 17,000 families. >> you can see it still is really great bread. >> operations director expects to be more people this years because more people are living paycheck to paycheck. >> what i think we are few i needing is that more people are under employed or just as many are under employed as under employed. >> while blessings in a backpack may not elum nature child hunger, organizers say it helps kids get by when food at home is scarce. >> dine an esterbrook, al jazeera, barrington, anyhow. >> the united states ranks
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second in the world according to unicef for the number of children living below the poverty line. romania is number 1. >> they call themselves nuns on the bus. their their mission is to really support for people living in poverty. it started back in 2012 when spunky sister simone campbell took a cross-country tore. they were objecting to paul ryan's proposal to cut social programs and house budget chair. joining us from washington, d.c. for our weekend conversation segment is the one and only sister simone campbell, executive director of a catholic social justice group called "network" author of "a none on the bus." sister, thank you for joining us. >> it's great to be with you. >> so can you explain to us: why do you think the nuns on the bus movement made such a splash? what's so special about it? >> well, i think it came as a surprise to many people and catholics and non-catholics responded with great joy and enthusiasm. i think what we touched was the
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hunger to be community. we get driven apart by fear and apprehension, worry about how economically we will do. like you showed in that segment just before this, about the hunger in our families. people become afraid and they separate. but what nuns on the bus did was say that we are in this together. we have each other's backs. we are each other's brothers and sisters, keepers. and that idea of being in it together brought joy and it brought hope to so many people. i think that was the magic. >> you mentioned being driven apart. you spoke in the democratic national con convention in 2012 and you have been very vocal about your criticism of politicians like paul ryan and let's take a listen. >> the ryan budget failed a basic moral test because it would harm families living in poverty. >> you talk about this moral test. what has it been like to balance your religious identity with
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such passion added political activi activism. >> i think my religious identity is what has fueled this political engagement because faith for me is not something separate that we just do like today on holy saturday or easter, rather faith requires that we engage the world to try to make it the better place that we are called to respond to. but the fact is that sometimes, i call myself an equal opportunity annoyer. i will be as harsh on some democratic politicians as on republicans because the issue is not parties. the issue is: are we doing the best for our nation? are we being we the people, forming a more perfect union? and i would like to be a challenge for all of them that we create an economy that serves the 100%. >> when you speak of serving the 100%, how do you sthink the obaa administration is handling this
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poverty gap? >> better than what we were doing. at least they are acknowledging it. i pushed the administration to speak more often about poverty. but i think that the fact that there is an effort at increasing wages, immigration reform, there is some really clear policy choices that would be better for those who are most exploited in our society. so, i feel like that's a real step forward. not perfect but nothing in this world is. so we still have work to do. we've got to make sure that these policies become a reality, not just a sound byte. so that's what we are working for. >> so sister, i am dying to ask: what made you enter the convent in the first place? with such a political passion, c not just become a religious politician? >> oh, because you know what i discovered? when i was in college and we were doing a sit-in at the board of education in los angeles, i realize that i was doing this because of faith. i cared passionately about civil rights and for me, jesus has been about justice.
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but it didn't just want to do it with a group that shared the goal. i wanted to do it with people that shared the next, the vision, the spiritual rooting. in my community, sisters of social service, we have been great social workers, great activists. it was a perfect match. it has nourished my soul for all of these years. it's great. >> speaking of sharing the next, in the open of your book, you pay tribute to the network of women. >> yes. >> do you think the church, the catholic church, has made enough progress on that front? especially when it comes to explaining the role of women? >> no. we are slower than molasses in january but the fact is women have done the key work in the church for years. we are just not in the places of final decision making. and that needs to change. but i think the steps are being taken. pope francis a couple of weeks ago appointed a commission that historically had half men and half women. i mean it's pretty bad when that's the headline, but it is. it's a big step forward.
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so there is still work to be done. and i think we, as women in the church, we know from the goes pels that women recognize jesus first after the resurrection. the women always got it first. i think that makes the men a little nervous. so as long as we keep focused on jesus and on get work that we do, we will be okay. >> still work to be done, and you are doing it on the bus. sister simone campbell, author of "none on the bus" thank you, sister, for joining us this morning. >> thanks for the opportunity. today marks the 8th annual record store day. it was created as a way to celebrate the history and culture of vinyl shops. jonathan martin shows us why vinyl is making a comeback >> reporter: in this location, the first beatle 7-inch is pressed. >> the largest vinyl record plant in nashville has been making and distributing vinyl all over the world. 30 hydraulic presses push out one album every 30 seconds.
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>> seems like magic a little bit. the whole process is a bit of kind of a science and a skill as well as an art. >> cds all but killed the lp industry 30 years ago. vinyl sales have turned a corner. in 22013, lb sales increased by more than 30%. of course, while the trend is up, the number of vinyl albums sold is still a tiny fraction of music sales. for what's behind the resurgence, audio files have always been music sounds better on vinyl. >> few would debate it's the best sound experience. >> there is also a revival of the appreciation of the object, itself, from the cover to the inside sleeve, al bums put art at the forefront of the musical experience. >> those people who prefer having something tactile and want that optimum listening experience with tare the people have gone back to vinyl. >> jack white came out in 2012. >> it was the highest selling
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vinyl lp in the united states that year. >> for graeme award winning musician, focusing is nothing new. third man records was started five years ago. albums have been a key component? >> this isn't new for us. >> what is new is that while album sales are climbing, digital music downloads are driving. in 2013, for the first time since the beginning of itunes, sales contributed to the decline. vinyl is so hod. gri -- so hot, grimemy records expanded. turntables are hot come on tmoc? >> once i sell somebody a turn table, they are in here like every week. >> most vinyl releases come with a digital component giving them the analog sound they enjoy with the convenience they love.
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showing vinyl has staying power to keep on spinning through generations to come. jonathan martin, al jazeera, nation nashville. >> that will do it for this edition of al jazeera america. i am morgan radford in new york. thanks again for watching. >> the debate that divides america, unites the critics, a reason to watch al jazeera america the standout television event borderland, is gritty honesty. >> a lot of people don't have a clue what goes on down here, the only way to find out, is to see it yourselves. >> taking viewers beyond the debate. >> don't miss al jazeera america's critically acclaimed series borderland on al jazeera america also available on demand
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